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					REGISTERED NURSE JOB DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE: EXEMPT: REPORTS TO: SUPERVISES: REGISTERED NURSE YES NURSE MANAGER/ADMINISTRATOR/DIRECTOR NONE

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES  Current state license as a Registered Nurse  Home Health Care experience desirable  Experience with Medicare and/or Medicaid preferred.  Ability to use diplomacy  Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and written  CPR required  Maintain vehicle insurance  Ability to maintain multiple case loads and paperwork  Compassion and sincere desire to help patients PRIMARY DUTIES  Makes the initial evaluation visit.  Continually re-evaluates the patient’s nursing needs.  Initiates plan of care and necessary revisions.  Provides those services requiring substantial specialized nursing skills.  Provides leadership in team conferences for family teaching and involvement.  Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures for the patient and the Agency.  Instructs the patient/client and caregiver on all aspects of providing care, disease process and medications.  Prepares and keeps current clinical and progress notes.  Informs the physician and other personnel of changes in the patient’s condition and needs.  Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.  Prepares nursing care plan and supervises the care provided.  Participates in in-service programs.  Supervises and teaches other nursing personnel as appropriate.  Participates as a member of appropriate committees as requested.  Supervises the care provided by LPN/LVN, Home Health Aides/Homemakers/Personnel care attendants as outlined in CR-10 (a)  Prepares written care plan for Home Health Aide/Homemaker/Personnel Care Attendant  Participates in on-call rotation  Additional duties, and/or assistance to other departmental personnel, may be assigned by a supervisor ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk and hear, sit, drive, use hands to finger, type, write, handle or feel objects. Regular attendance is required. The employee is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, stand and walk. Lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to focus. Mental capabilities include oral and written comprehension, memorization and problem solving.


				
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